Grace Gealey is an American actress. She started her career when she relocated to NYC to perform on Off-Broadway productions. Some of her stage productions were in Venus Flytrap: A Femme Noir Mystery, and Rent. She then traveled to Chicago to perform in the productions of The Misanthrope and Tartuffe. Her major break came after she landed the role of Anika Calhoun in the musical drama series Empire. The show has been airing on Fox since 2015. It is currently in its fourth season with Gealey still part of the show’s main cast. The show has since earned nominations.